European Marvel with Eurostar - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

16 days

from $4570 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Quality of activities was first rate"
Natalie , Jun 2014

Brussels' Grand Place. Venice's St. Mark's Square. Munich's Marienplatz. Arriving in a new nation almost every other day, this seven country trail reveals Europe's love of cafés and grand squares.

It's Insider moments like… tasting delicious, buttery pastries made by hand, as you enjoy Viennese fancies in one of the city's hallmark cafés, recommended by Gaby after she shared her home city's signature sights.

Trip type:
Discoveries
Trip code:
EMAR

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART HOME

    Overnight flight to London.

  • 2.

    ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to London! After check-in take a stroll through the city or relax and look forward to your amazing European vacation.

    Hotel

    Thistle Euston

  • 3.

    LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey with a Local Specialist. The afternoon is yours to shop or explore this exciting city!

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 4.

    LONDON – BRUGES – BRUSSELS

    See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry to Calais. Admire the beautiful canals and cobblestone streets in Bruges before arriving in Belgium's capital, Brussels. Enjoy an orientation of the city, which includes the Atomium, the Royal Palaces and a walk through the Grand Place to see the Manneken Pis. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception including dinner and welcome drinks.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast
    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Thon EU

  • 5.

    BRUSSELS – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG

    Enjoy a scenic cruise on the romantic River Rhine. In Heidelberg, where some of the earliest evidence of human life was discovered, stroll through castle courtyards featuring picturesque views of this Baroque city. Perhaps enjoy a walk along the River Neckar after dinner this evening.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Marriott

  • 6.

    HEIDELBERG – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK

    Cross the Swabian Uplands to Munich, where your orientation tour includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz. See the marvellous sights of the mountain-ringed town of Innsbruck, including the famous Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal with local specialities.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

    Hotel

    Grauer Bär

  • 7.

    INNSBRUCK – SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    A short drive brings you to the charming city of Salzburg. View Mozart's birthplace and the Cathedral square during your walking tour with a Local Specialist before arriving in Vienna, famous for being the city of music, your home for the next two nights.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Hilton Danube

  • 8.

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Marvel at the Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Parliament and a host of other sights on your guided tour with a Local Specialist of this elegant city! Spend the rest of your day as you wish. You might like to shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse or experience a typical Viennese coffee house.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.

    VIENNA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    The scenery on your journey through the Austrian lake district, over the Carnic Alps and across the plains of Northern Italy is breathtaking! Discover the ancient, beguiling port of Venice, known as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic' and hailed by many as the most beautiful city on earth. This evening, dine at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

    Hotel

    Quattro Fontane

  • 10.

    VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Savour the sights and sounds of this serene Byzantine city during your canal cruise to St. Mark's Square, which includes the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Guidecca Island. Afterwards, spend time exploring on your own. Consider taking an optional experience across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a fresh seafood meal!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 11.

    VENICE – VERONA – MILAN – VARESE

    Travelling west, stop in Verona to view the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony, where Shakespeare set his most famous play. In Milan see the Gothic Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, the beautiful Galleria and other famous landmarks during your orientation. Finally, check into your hotel in Varese.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

    Hotel

    Grand Hotel Palace

  • 12.

    VARESE – LUGANO – LUCERNE

    Driving north past Lake Lugano, cross the magnificent Alps via the scenic St. Gotthard route. Arrive in lakeside Lucerne and enjoy an orientation tour which includes the famed Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Spend time on your own exploring the narrow streets of the medieval old town.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Astoria

  • 13.

    LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel over the French border and into the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy. Arrive later in Paris, a vibrant, romantic capital city like no other!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Evergreen Laurel

  • 14.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Place de la Concorde, Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe − see all these amazing sights and more on your morning sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Admire the glorious view from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the hidden gems of the city on your own this afternoon. Tonight, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 15.

    PARIS – EUROSTAR™ – LONDON

    Transfers provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Thistle Euston

  • 16.

    LONDON – RETURN HOME

    Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights

    Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glassblowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.
  • Local Specialists

    in Salzburg, Vienna and Paris.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of London, Salzburg, Vienna and Paris
  • Cruise along the River Rhine
  • Orientation of Bruge, Brussels, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Milan and Lucerne
  • See the Lorelei Rock and the Vineyards of Burgundy
  • View the Canals of Bruges, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Lake Lugano
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Dining

  • 13 breakfasts (including 2 full breakfasts and 11 hot buffets).
  • 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Regional Meal, three course dinner, 2 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Return ferry tickets across the Channel.
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre.
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • VIP entry to many sights

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lucerne

  • Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.112.00 Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)

Venice

  • Discover The Magic Of Venice

    Adult Price: €69.00 Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzos, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.
  • Lagoon Discovery Cruise With Food And Drinks

    Adult Price: €69.00 Come with us on a private boat trip to the lagoon in Venice and you’ll see the island of Murano, where the renowned glassblowers live. You’ll enjoy lunch or dinner with drinks at the nearby ‘Island of the Fishermen’, Burano, which is famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise.
  • Venice Past And Present

    Adult Price: €35.00 Accompanied by our Local Specialist, you'll experience the magnificent Doge's Palace, home to the rulers of the Venetian republic. You’ll see the palace highlights and its elegant courtyards, followed by a guided tour through streets and across medieval bridges to see what life is like for today’s Venetian citizens.

Paris

  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €133.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter Exploration

    Adult Price: €30.00 Discover the history of Notre Dame. Built in 1163, this magnificent cathedral is the cornerstone of Gothic architecture in France. Afterwards you’ll explore the Latin Quarter with your Local Specialist and enjoy free time to have a bite to eat, or perhaps try Berthillon ice-cream - the best in France.
  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €34.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €157.00 Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Innsbruck

  • Traditional Tyrolean Evening

    Adult Price: €42.00 You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.

Vienna

  • Dinner With Traditional Musical Entertainment In A Local Restaurant

    Adult Price: €59.00 Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included.
  • Dinner And Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €99.00 A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.
  • Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €52.00 You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.
  • Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Schönbrunn, with its magnificently preserved state rooms and exquisite gardens. You’ll also have time for a walk through the park, perhaps as far as the Gloriette pavilion with its magnificent views.
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